Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Dunedin School of Art student Shelley McConaughy, of Dunedin,
photographs her ''site-specific'' work Shelter in the Octagon
The art was specific to the Octagon because it commented on
the difficulty regional artists had getting their work
exhibited in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and on the
support from St Paul's Cathedral for homeless people.
The bright colour of the work was a comment on the low
sunshine hours in Dunedin and how it made some of the city's
The barricade was a statement on the difficulty some
residents faced finding warm housing in the city, she said.
More site-specific art was temporarily installed in
Mornington and at St Kilda Beach yesterday by fellow
students, Ms McConaughy said.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery director Cam McCracken said
displaying Otago art was not a ''remit'' of the gallery.
''We try to get a range of art in the gallery.''
He pointed out the gallery was part of a network of
exhibition spaces, including Community Gallery and the Blue
Oyster Gallery, which displayed more experimental work.